13 Ways to Control Pests


It’s summertime and the living is easy they say. However, controlling pests that invade your home may not be so easy. Summertime is the time that all sorts of insects thrive and can make your life miserable.  In fact, summer is known for many different infestations including mosquitoes, bees, wasp, and ants. If you want to know how to try to control your pests before calling the exterminator, here are some tips.

Keep Your Area Clean

Pests are looking for a place to live, breed, and eat, and what better place than your home. After all, isn’t that what you do in your home? Live, eat, and raise a family? Well, insects are no different, only they don’t want to have to pay rent. By keeping your yard and house neat and clean, you will attract fewer pests. Here are some ways:

  • Clean up food debris and crumbs after eating or snacking no matter where.
  • Put left over food scraps in the trash.
  • Wrap all food scraps in paper or something to quell the smell before putting them in the trash.
  • Put cups, plates, flat-wear, and cooking utensils in the dishwasher, or wash them directly after use.
  • Throw away non-food or dry food materials, as well, such as paper plates, paper cups, napkins, egg shells, peanuts shells, etc.
  • Keep your counter tops, tables, cupboards and floors clean and free of crumbs or scraps.
  • Clean behind your stove, refrigerator, and other household appliances regularly.
  • Store food in tightly-sealed containers.
  • Clean your toilet and bathroom areas regularly.
  • Always flush the toilet after use.
  • Keep all septic tanks and leach drains well sealed.
  • Use insect screens to stop pests from entering the house.
  • Seal holes or cracks around windows, doors, and pipes.


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